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bloodiest day since the 2011 revolution. and president obama is responding to the crisis there. the streets of cairo are relatively calm, but tense right now after a day of carnage, chaos and gunfire. the egyptian health ministry says at least 525 people were killed and more than 3,700 wounded. president obama warns egypt is on a dangerous path. and he called for an end to the bloodshed. >> and to the egyptian people, let me say the cycle of violence and escalation needs to stop. we call on the egyptian authorities to respect the universal rights of the people. we call on those who are protesting to do so peacefully and condemn the attacks we've seen be protesters, including on churches. we believe that the state of emergency should be lifted, that a process of national reconciliation should begin. >> now i want to bring in our chief national correspondent john king. hi, john. nice to see you. this is a delicate balance for the administration. we have a stake in keeping positive relations with egypt, of course our largest arab ally in that region. >> uh-huh. >> what do you think the main pu
-800-lifelock or go to lifelock.com today. >>> president obama met with his national security team today to talk about reports of a chemical weapons attack by the syrian government and now, there's another claim. the syrian government is accusing rebel forces of using chemicals as well. cnn cannot confirm those claims or authenticity of these images. frederick is live for us from damascus. what do we know about this latest video and tell us more about these allegations. >> reporter: well, the video was actually reported to be shown in a place called jobar. a place held by rebels. i was in that place earlier today with syrian government forces and some of the soldiers told me that yes, they thought they had be subjected to chemicals. they said they were making a push forward. they say all of a sudden, they felt burning in their eyes and throat and a lot of the soldiers had trouble breathing and had to be brought to hospital. and later, we saw those images aired on syrian government tv, allegedly showing a stash of chemical weapons they uncovered today with chemical weapons this them. with an tet
of it and whether there is any end in sight, next. >>> we understand that just about now president obama is making some comments on the situation in egypt. the president has not commented on the bloody and violent situation that is happening in that country right now. dan lothian is live at the white house to tell us more. he's on martha's vineyard, that's where the president is because he's on vacation. dan, everybody has been waiting for the president to come out and say something about egypt and they're all wondering one thing. will the president finally say that what's happened in egypt was a coup? >> well, you know, it's unclear whether the president will go that far. the white house is saying a determination was made that it should not be called a coup in the interest of the united states. but as you pointed out, he will be hearing from the president for the first time on this issue. the white house saying that the president will make a statement to the pool cameras at 10:15. now, that will be tape, it will not be live. a few minutes after that before we get a chance to see that videotape to
years it's become difficult tr politician frs the obama administration to take on this issue. for politicians to take on this issue the always very treacherous. what they're trying to do is they're trying to say is we're going to put federal resources on hot spots on places like chicago and philadelphia where you have very big problem with violent crime. we're going to leave some of the nonviolent crime issues to deal with. they are hoping to save billions of dollars in federal costs. >> you mention the cutting cost, you spent $80 billion in this country just last year on the prison system here in the u.s. sunny, what kind of criteria will offenders have to meet to qualify? >> this is real common sense approach. i think it comes from our attorney general's background. he was the u.s. attorney in d.c. where i practice. i was an assistant u.s. attorney. you get to prosecute local and federal crimes there because d.c. is not a state, it's a district. this attorney general is familiar with these low level nonviolent drug offenders. he's saying we're not going to target the low le
not president obama himself to fly on this aircraft. >>> it may be a quiet week on the hill, but president obama was far from silent about a slew of topics during a news conference friday. although his assertion that edward snowden was not a patriot for leaking details about top secret u.s. surveillance programs was brushed aside today by snowden's father. listen. >> in terms of him characterizing my son like a patriot or peter king who call him a traitor, what i would say is my son has spoken the truth. he has sacrificed more than either the president of the united states or peter king have ever in their american lives. so how they choose to characterize him really doesn't carry weight with me. >> joining me now to break it down, cnn commentator elsie granderson. and then later on amy holmes will join us. ahead of this, the president unveiled new measures for government surveillance. how does he sell this in the wake of edward snowden? >> i don't really think he can. this is a pr nightmare for the obama administration right now. all the things he's talking about, all the things he's shared soun
." >>> the obama administration is going to the supreme court in an effort to search your cell phone without a warrant. the obama administration is asking the nation's highest court to put aside a federal appeals court ruling that says police need a warrant before accessing your cell phone. police have been given wide discretion in the past when it comes to looking at notebooks and pagers and other items carried by a person under arrest. the government believes a cell phone is no different. >>> let's talk about a potential resignation, but for now san diego mayor bob filner is expected to return to work this morning. filner was last spotted on the job back on july 26th. since then he left therapy and took personal time to deal with his growi inin ining sexual har scandal. just how long will he remain in office? a mediation session began monday between filner, the city, and some of his accusers. in that session, according to cnn affiliate kgtv was a review of a potential resignation. keyyung lah is live with us now. what are you hearing? >> reporter: our city hall sources have been telling us
mall to commemorate that day and the words that inspired a nation. president obama will speak along with former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter, and in just about an hour, oprah winfrey set to take the stage as well. we'll also hear from the king family, including martin luther king iii and the reverend bernice king. civil rights leader and former u.n. ambassador andrew young spoke to the crowd earlier today and then broke into song. ♪ i woke up this morning come on, help me. >> a pretty festive atmosphere out there. joining me, donna brazile, and also joined by van jones, two good friends of mine here. you know, we just saw andrew young, we talked to him just the other day. i didn't realize he was such a beautiful singer, donna. give us a sense of what this is like to be there. >> well, this is a historic occasion. this is a reminder of not just a journey that we traveled over the last 50 years, but it's also a call to action to continue to fight for those issues and those concerns that dr. king laid before us 50 years ago. the march for jobs, the march to raise the mini
, to the cnn newsroom. the top stories we're following at this hour. president obama discusses the syria crisis with his national security team. that after reports the syrian government allegedly used chemical weapons, killing hundreds of people. >>> in california a raging wildfire is exploding in size and spreading inside yosemite national park. >>> plus, it has been 50 years since martin luther king, jr. made his famous "i have a dream" speech at the lincoln memorial, and thousands today are gathering on the washington mall to celebrate that historic event. >>> we start in syria where the government is now accusing rebel forces of using chemical weapons. the claim comes as president obama meets with his national security team at the white house to talk about the reports of chemical weapons attacks by the syrian government. syrian state tv says soldiers found chemical weapons in tunnels used by rebels. cnn cannot confirm those claims or the authenticity of these images. the opposition claims government forces launched a nerve gas attack, killing hundreds of civilians. meanwhile a top u.n. offi
. it's from a cnn exclusive interview with president obama. >> and if the u.s. goes in and attacks another country without a u.n. mandate and without clear evidence that can be presented, then there are questions in terms of whether international law supports it. do we have the coalition to make it work? and those are considerations that we have to take into account. >> do you believe you've seen enough? >> well, this latest event is something that we've got to take a look at. but keep in mind also, chris, because i know the american people keep this in mind, we've still got a war going on in afghanistan. >> preoccupied with the war in afghanistan. it really seems like he's sort of cautioning against the u.s. getting involved here. what do you make of his reasoning, ivan? >> reporter: well, it's very clear that the obama administration has been very reluctant to get involved in the syrian conflict which has been going on for more than two years, which has led to the deaths of more than 100,000 people and at least close to 2 million refugees have fled to neighboring countries. today
a disaster area. >>> arizona's governor and two senators are upset with the obama administration after the federal government denied aid toronado that fire that killed 19 elite firefighters in that state back in june. fema says the state's request toronado assistance was denied because of insurance rules. fema said not enough uninsured private people were victims to warrant a payout. >>> singer edie gourmet has died. she had a huge hit on "blame it on the bosonova" and had a lot of hit tunes. ♪ >> gorme was a fixture in nightclubs and on television in the '60s and '70s as a solo and duet with her husband, steve lawrence. he called her one of the greatest pop singers of all time. eydie gorme was 84. >>> president obama on vacation, but the issues dogging him have followed him to his retreat on martha's vineyard, including the nsa surveillance program. here's what he said about nsa leaker ed snowden before obama left toronado his vacation. >> i don't think mr. snowden was patriot. mr. snowden has been charged with three felonies. if he believes what he did was write, he can come as an
between samsung and apple but in a rare last-minute move the obama administration overturned this decision. alison kosik is live in new york with the latest on this. alison, this applies to products that are on the at&t network, right? >> exactly. the at&t network. what is interesting in this whole story is that the unlikely savior in this was u.s. trade representative ambassador michael froman and came one day before the ban would have gone into effect. the u.s. trade representative says the technology at issue is used so much that banning it would be a big disruption to the economy. so, now it means the older iphones and ipads will stay on sho store shelves. these older iphones and other gadgets, they've been selling really well because they're cheaper. samsung, of course, coming out and saying it was disappointed by the decision. brianna? >> the other thing, alison, we don't really hear. this is extraordinary that the white house got involved here. i cover the white house and i don't remember this happening during the obama administration. how rare is this? >> that's a good question. it
for the warnings. >>> as privacy criticings deman crackdown on surveillance programs, president obama promises to be more open about what they do. it's a move to restore the publ public's confidence. in a news conference, the president promised yesterday more transparency to reassure people the tracking of phone and internet data was not leading to abuses. >> what makes us different from other countries is not simply our ability to secure our nation, it's the way we do it. with open debate and democratic process. in other words, it's not enough for me as president to have confidence in these programs. the american people need to have confidence in them as well. >> president obama also released an nsa document stating that the systems monitor 1.6% of all internet traffic, but analysts review far less than that. just .00004% of globalon line traffic. in less than an hour the president will speak at the disabled american veterans convention. 4,000 guests are expected. let's bring in dan lothian. right now you're on martha's vineyard because that's where the president will eventually end up after
about this being the beginning, not the end. on wednesday, president barack obama will be here along with former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter along with a lot of hollywood celebrities like jamey foxx, oprah winfrey. they will be marking that 50th anniversary i have a dream speech by martin luther king, jr. >> and chris, there were a number of people who you said had been there in 1963 and a lot of folks who had not. give me the idea of some perspectives from so many of these young people who showed up today who perhaps didn't know anything about the struggles that were the focus of that march 50 years ago. >> one thing that really jumped out at me is how many times up on that stage you heard people say -- and it was a lot of times women who said, women didn't speak at this march 50 years ago. and that's something that just sort of, as someone who was born after that time, i was sort of caught by surprise like, wow, okay, in 1963, this was all run by men. today you saw women have a very big presence. we talked to a lot of young people who said, you know, some of the issues
president obama trumpeted safeguards that he says helped minimize the risk to americans' privacy. >> checks are in place. and those abuses would be against the law and would be against the orders of the fiske. >> reporter: an internal nsa audit in other top secret files revealed there were more than 2,000 violations in the recent 12-month period, mostly unintentional. the nsa says when mistakes are made, the agency reports the issue internally and to federal overseers and aggressively gets to the bottom of it. but the new report raises concerns about that balance of power. the "washington post" reported the chair of the senate intelligence committee diane feinstein wasn't even aware of the audit until it was reported in the paper. feinstein disputes that, but in a statement admitted that the committee can and should do more to independently verify that nsa's operations are inappropriate and that its awareness of incidents are accurate. and the top judge on the secretive court that approves surveillance programs says judges aren't able to independently verify whether the government violates
was burning but the state's request for aid was turned down by the obama administration. 19 firefighters died fighting that fire. it is arizona's deadliest wildfire and governor jan brewer said she is "deeply troubled" by fema's decision. senator john mccain called the rejection of money to rebuild homes and money "a shame." >>> president obama says more help is coming to wounded war vets to get them better educated, more jobs and faster access to medical services. he spoke to hundreds of them at the disabled american veterans national convention and he admitted the backlog of vets medical claims is "unacceptable." >> today i can report that we are not where we need to be but we're making progress. we are making progress. so after years when the backlog kept growing, finally the backlog is shrinking. in the last five months alone, it's down nearly 20%. we're turning the tide. >> a recent report from the center for investigative reporting found that since 2009 when obama took office, the number of veterans waiting more than a year for benefits has skyrocketed 2,000% from 11,000 in 2009 to 245,
has strong opinions about president obama, secretary of state hillary clinton, the obama administration and it will be right at the top of our show coming up. >> sounds pretty compelling, jake tapper. we will see you and be tuned in 12 minutes and counting. tapper, thank you very much. >>> two young bartenders from the u.k. arrested in peru with 25 pounds of cocaine stamped in their luggage. they're in big, big trouble. they say they didn't know it was there. that's next. >>> now some of the hottest stories in a flash, rapid fire. roll it. we begin with this massive pipeline explosion in western illinois. flames shot into the sky after a huge pipeline ruptured last night, forcing the evacuation of some 80 homes. still don't know what caused that fire. >> in turkey two, people dead from exposure to toxic gas. happened aboard this ship. this used to be the pacific princess. it used to be the home of the series "the love boat." the boat will be turned on its side so authorities can investigate that. ♪ >> how about this, singer kelly clarkson, a huge jane austin fan, willin
network. >> president obama stuck to his planned weekend schedule, golfing and going to will camp david for his birthday. a white house official says the president will will continue to be updated about the threat through the weekend. the white house says it will not comment on intelligence in this case, particularly as it relates to a "new york times" report that says that some of this intelligence came from intercepted electronic communications between senior al qaeda operatives. our terrorism expert paul crookshank says regardless of what happens as a result of this threat, the terrorists have caused enough concern to prompt close urz and travel alerts like we're seeing. an anna? >> emily, thank you. >>> the threat is not limited to embassies. the state department issued a global travel alert yesterday. even if you don't see the extra security at airports, you can be certain that it's there. cnn's nick valencia reports from atlanta's hartsfield-jackson airport. >> reporter: anna, for those passengers traveling dpes tickally this weekend, it should be business as usual. longer lines a
to speed on some of our other top stories. the white house announcing this morning that president obama has canceled talks with russian president vladimir putin scheduled for moscow next month. this is a move that will tos russia's decision to grant asylum to the nsa leaker edward snowden. mr. obama has decide however, that heal attend a g-20 summit scheduled in st. petersburg next month. >>> a massive fire shut down the international airport in asht in kennate an ta international airport. these were posted by kenya's red cross on twitter. fire engulfing the airport's entire international terminal. the good news though, no shlt cas reported in this inferno. kenya airways says they have been able to resume some of the flights out of that airport. a government spokes bern says he does not know what caused this fire. yet, they are not ruling anything out at this time. >>> a strange one. two florida mayors busted, arrested, cuffed and led away all because of bribery charges. miami lakes mayor michael peasy and sweet water mayor manual murano were arrested by the fbi on tuesday following a two-y
putin spoke to president obama and told him this was happening today. we don't know that yet, we don't have that information yet. but not a surprise to u.s. officials. the question now, where does the u.s. relationship go with the russians? will there still be that close cooperation on key areas like counterterrorism and that's what is really potentially at stake here. the president has to decide what he wants to do. the u.s. and the russians cooperating on the boston marathon bombing and looking to cooperate on the -- >> barbara, i'm sorry, i have to interrupt you. we have to go back to that cleveland courtroom. ariel castro apologizing for his crimes against these three women. let's listen. >> ohio law with respect to sentencing, frankly, concerning the scope and nature of the charges and the victims involved. i don't know if this could have been any more -- the remainder of sentencing hearing will be any different. the parties have met and talk would the court and i have what will be committed and i think the state's concern is that in light of the nature of the sentence, anything
the missouri state fair while wearing a mask of president obama has been banned from performing at the missouri state fair ever again. while that clown was performing, the voice over a loud speaker asked if the crowd wanted to see obama run down by a bull. fair officials have apologized for the stunt. >>> hollywood's most famous fish and now nemo and dory are getting a new ending for their second on-screen debut. >> i want to touch it. >> oh. >> hey, come back. come on back here. >> i'm gonna get you. >> i'm gonna get you. ♪ i'm gonna swim with you i'm gonna be your best friend ♪ good feelings gone. >> ah! >> i just want to sit here and watch "nemo." anyway, according to the "new york times" pixar said the end was changed because of recent criticism surrounding black fish. a documentary about whales held in captivity at seaworld, black fish, highlights the death of a trainer. the ending in "finding dory" was set to take place at a marine park like seaworld. they now have the option of freely leaving the marine park if they want to. it's set for release in 2015. >>> here's what's new in the
judge, judge jackson who was appointed by president obama in 2011. and she's going to have to really make a case for whatever she decides. and i do think that there are all kinds of factors that she will consider. the fact that both parents, if they're both in jail who will care for the children, you know, his wife is also going to be sentenced. so is it better to have her at home, on probation, on house arrest? i think she's also going to be burdened with whether or not she has to make sort of a statement about politicians gone awry. >> use this as an example, talking about the power. >> absolutely. >> and we're talking about a family name. >> right. >> which has such great prominence on so many different levels. >> right. i do think he should serve jail time and i think she should too. >> carrie. >> i agree. i think they both should serve some limited jail time. his wife may serve a short sentence for six months. >> does first offense count here? maybe jail time or community service or something -- >> that's a possibility. but i think the court is going to want to teach them more o
. the obama administration was severely criticized for not responding strongly to the threat. this time officials are using this phrase. they say they're acting out of an abundance of caution. here's something we do know that affects benghazi. basically there are roughly 1500 marines on ships in the red sea, 500 marines split between italy and spain. they are posted there full-time for the sole purpose of responding if there is an attack in the area. these are marines who could go in the event that these threats turned into actual attacks and be there quicker than they were able to be there at this time last year. >> emily, thanks so much in washington. >>> a travel alert coming out of this really could impact americans for the next month or so. now we go to nick valencia a at atlanta's hart field -- hartsfield-jackson airport. >> lines shouldn't be longer, no more delays because of this travel alert, though the state department does say we should not see any visible changes in security due to this travel warning. i spoke to passengers. we got some mixed reaction. while some were comple
? apparently when the obama administration refuses to say it is. our guest, senator john mccain, is breaking from the white house talking points on egypt, even though he just got back from a trip there at the president's
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